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researchers call this month sharktober. >> reporter: there are plenty of surfers who can tell you about the time they saw a shark, but there's a good chance eric tarantino's story will top any of them. this past saturday, tarantino was surfing marina state beach near monterey when he was bitten in the neck and arm by a shark. today as he left the san jose hospital, the only story he was sharing was one of thanks. >> i want to thank everyone that supported me, all my friends on the beach, the paramedics especially. >> reporter: anyone who surfs northern california will tell you they're not the only ones in the water. during the fall, the bay area white shark population grows as the predators come hunting elephant seals. >> they move up and down the coast. they go up north, down south, to hawaii. >> reporter: despite the high number of sharks in the area,
statistics still favor the humans. >> since the 1950s, there's only been 95 shark attacks, only 11 of those were fatal. we're not exactly a favorite food item. >> reporter: rodeo beach ranks high for a shark encounter, but it doesn't deter many. >> you always think about it, you always think you see a shadow below you. it's just part of northern california. >> reporter: starting tuesday, dozens of the world's top surfers will hang ten at ocean beach for the rip curl pro surfing contest. organizers say they research the swells, the surf and even the sharks. >> we'll have precautions in place, spotting, those kinds of things. if there's any shark alerts, we'll tend to that. >> again, the math says there's a far greater chance of the contest getting ruined by fog than a shark attack, but these
days eric tarantino might not take those odds. >> oakland has been thrust into the international spotlight. now the occupy oakland movement is raising the bar. protesters want to bring the city to a grinding halt and cripple one of america's busiest ports this is supposed to go down wednesday. jodi hernandez has more. ♪ >> reporter: this was the scene in downtown oakland some 65 years ago, when the plight of striking retail workers led to a massive general strike, the likes the country has not seen since. >> people are look at oakland, california. >> reporter: and oakland could soon be the scene of the next massive action as occupy oakland demonstrators finalize plans for a 21st century-style general strike. >> moving beyond occupying
squares, plazas, and parks, moving into the streets, workplaces and schools, showing a general strike is possible in the united states. >> reporter: protesters expect tens of thousands of people to take to the streets and shut down the city for the day. >> we're asking that banks and large corporations close their doors for the day. and the strike assembly has agreed that it will march on banks and corporations that do not close their doors for the day. >> reporter: fred glass says like the '46 general strike, this movement shares some of the same conditions, including the heavy police response that many say went too far. >> you need to have a spark. i believe that spark in 1946 was that picket line incident where people were pushed off the line and banged up. here, similarly, there's the scott olson incident, where somebody was badly hurt trying to peaceably assemble.
>> reporter: this afternoon pro test protesters gathered at the square where the 1946 strikers mobilized. they say wednesday's action will be historic. now, the city, meanwhile, returned medical supplies confiscated during last tuesday morning's raid today, that after protesters threatened to demonstrate inside mayor jean quan's office until they were returned. the mayor and the city are saying employees who wish to take part in the general strike can request to use floating furlough day or another type of leave day and they will not, we understand, be penalized for participating against the demonstrators who plan to hold a city-wide general strike on wednesday they are promising to shut this city down and march to the port of oakland and shut the port down as well. reporting live in downtown oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. one woman is dead, three others seriously injured following a high-speed pursuit in pittsburg this morning.
police tried to pull over the driver of a speeding truck around 10:30 in the morning. officers say they backed off the chase when the truck reached 70 miles per hour. eventually the truck did collide with several other cars at buchanan and railroad. four people were taken to the hospital. the female passenger in the car being chased was pronounced dead added hospital. the driver and some other passengers in another car are hospitalized in serious condition. drifter of the suspicious car is a parolee with a long criminal record. new tonight at 6:00, two more months, that's how much longer some state narcotic officers will be on the job. we are talking about the same cops who helped bust a major crime ring in the south bay. budget cuts are forcing them to hang up their badges. david trujillo joins us live in san jose with the latest. >> reporter: we are here in gilroy, because those raids -- i was here two weeks ago for those
raids that spanned five counties it was a massive thing. those raids may be a thing of the past because some of those undercover agents were told to clear out their desks. they nabbed 115 suspected crooks from all over the bay area, drugs, gangs, stolen cars, gilroy residents applauded the pre-dawn raids of operation garlic press. >> that way we don't have a bunch of crooks around. i think it's good. >> reporter: leading the charge were undercover agents from the state bureau of narcotic enforcement or bne. >> we were able to take down an entire network of known previously convicted criminal felons, flight felons, gang members. we could not have done that without our department of justice partners. >> gilroy's police chief now worries about a letter she received last week from the attorney general saying the budget is forcing her to drastically reduce the number of agents. this is the perfect storm.
>> reporter: ironically it seems carmela harris is laying off some of the same agentses they praised in gilroy after the mid-october stings. >> with an operation as large as this, there will be a certain impact in terms of public safety in the region. >> we'll have these gangs that are our own home-grown terrorists they will be allowed to grow in numbers and continue doing what they're doing. >> bob cook is past president of the state narcotics agents association. he is retiring from bne but his agents were told to close the san jose office by the end of the year. >> i don't think they should do that. we need that. i have four teenage grand kids, i worry about them walking around town. i'm even scared to walk around town half the time. >> reporter: the chief says many other suspected crooks left the city after the massive october raids. now the locals wonder if today's news might lure them back. and i spoke to the attorney general's office this morning, they say the cuts are not final,
they're trying to find other funding, but it's clear that funding is not in the general fund. sources tell me carmela harris trying to have the agents stay on the payroll but they blame the governor. fired for bad behavior. four san francisco police officers are out of a job. they were fired earlier this year, but the reasons why were just released today. the officers names have not been released because of state laws that keep police personnel records confidential. the causes were varied but included using a police database without authorization and lying to a supervisor. three more officers retired this year after being accused of misconduct. the issues in question took place in 2009 and 2010. now to a developing story. an amber alert is in effect for two children from shasta county.
they were taken by their babysitter who may be under the influence of alcohol. 5-year-old mya and 7-year-old were being cared by april swa swartz. she might be driving a 1997 white gmc yukon with oklahoma license plates. that number you see it there, 118-bzr. two terminals at the port of oakland are closed today because of potentially hazardous refrigeration units. the union shut down two units this morning over concerns that they could explode after they were powered up. the union will not allow me nor refrigeration units through the gates until they get a list of all the refridgeiation units
have been accounted for. high-speed rail could be back on the fast track to nowhere. tomorrow the state will release a detailed look at budgeting for the project and it may not be good. california's leaders will weigh the fate of the $45 billion project, quitting now would force the state to return a huge federal grant. but launching the project in the central valley could mean spending 9 billion in taxpayer funds, only to build enough track to serve a few thousand amtrak riders. the legislature must approve the proposal along with the governor. still ahead at 6:00, conjoined for one last night. for the first time we're hearing from the parents of conjoined twins. one night before the surgery to separate them. i'm scott budman, a silicon valley city looks 30 years into the future and sees big changes in where we live and how we get around. we'll have the story coming up. plus a crackdown on sex offenders on halloween.
a growing problem a state leader says puts trick-or-treaters at risk. good evening. i'm jeff ranieri, a sunny and above-average day across the bay area. 78 in san jose, san francisco with 71. let's look out at san francisco right now, fog-free conditions, and we'll have more on your triple treat weather coming up in a few minutes.
groundbreaking on a new 49ers stadium could come as early as next year. the 49ers are confident they can come up with the money and they expect to complete a financial plan soon. the city hopes to approve that plan by the end of the year. with things moving at such a pace groundbreaking could come in late 2014 instead of 2015. the one thing that could throw a wrench into the process -- 60 thousand seat licenses go on sale in january, but the frieses ha prices have not been set. a bay area city looking for change is looking into the future. scott budman is in san jose where step one is actually
getting out of the car. >> reporter: that's kind of what the city sees when it looks far ahead into its crystal ball. more passengers taking public transportation, like light rail home each night, fewer of us driving our cars home at night. kelsey wickstrom is focusing on getting candy now, but her future and future of all of san jose is on the minds of city leaders. step one, planning for a lot more people. >> it's important for us to plan for that growth rather than simply allowing it to happen. >> reporter: it's part of what's being called san jose 2040, a look three decades into the future with the goal of leading the city down a greener path. >> over the last half century this has been a city built for cars. we are striking out an initiative making this a city built for people, that means getting people out of four wheels on to two or encouraging
more pedestrian activity. >> reporter: looking not for flying cars, but fewer cars. hoping more of us choose public transportation along with hopping on our bikes, the city is also asking residents what they want. >> i hope to see a lot of jobs. a lot of -- that we go green, you know, the environment. you know, this county was a lot of orchards, that nature. it would be nice to kind of honor that still somehow. >> just a futuristic sense, you know, with all the teams here, 49ers. >> you want to see more sports? >> yeah. >> reporter: in a city that changes as quickly as san jose, 30 years seems an eternity, but it's not too early to start thinking about the little things. the city's council says it will next meet about its 2040 plan tomorrow night. reporting live in san jose, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> thank you.
the backers of the regulate marijuana like wine initiative have been given the okay by the secretary of states office to start circulating the petitions. the group needs more than 500,000 signatures to get the measure on the 2012 november ballots. proponents don't think the recent crackdown pn oot dispensaries will crackdown on their ability to get the signatures they need. >> a lot of people are getting upset about the federal interference and also being reminded that obama lied to us. because he said as far as medical and medicinal marijuana, he would recognize the rights of the state to enact those laws. >> supporters say the initiative would repeal the prohibition, as they call it, of marijuana for adults and charge a sales tax.
a prominent global warming skeptic now agrees with the rest of the scientific community. richard muller, who works at uc berkeley and lawrence berkeley national lab said he was inspired to find out the truth after climategate. climategate was when climate change skeptics alleged that e-mails showed scientists had manipulated data to suppress their critics. muller's research was paid for in part by the tea party and groups that deny global warning. while septics raised valid questions, he is confident that the mainstream climate scientologists are accurate, that the earth is warming. the third time may be the charm, at least that's what yosemite national park leaders are hoping. they launched work on a third master plan to improve the park for visitors, while at the same time protecting the valley. some of the problems they plan to address, the risk of falling rocks and flooding, and parking. on busy days the park gets more
than 8,000 cars, but there are only 1,000 parking spaces. two previous plans were shut down after some environmental groups sued. >> let's bring in jeff ranieri. you are either out there tonight trick or treating or at the front door with the candy. >> this time of year, we can get some rain coming in. for the kids and parents heading out tonight, we have a stellar forecast for you. i'll have more of that in a second. let's show how warm to hot it was for this time of year. unseasonably warm weather across the east bay. 81 in livermore. 81 in santa rosa. 71 in san francisco. let's get your trick or treat forecast weather out of the way. heading out the next half hour or so, current numbers show the coolest weather from san francisco down to the peninsula with low to mid 60s. wild to warm air back in the east bay with 73. heading out in the east bay,
don't let that 73 fool you, those numbers will be dropping. as we look into the neighborhoods, across peninsula, hill crest boulevard, about 61. saratoga drive, 64 for you. heading down to the south bay, also into camel, expecting temperatures in the low 70s near foxworthy avenue. over for the east bay, livermore to pleasantton, dublin, low 70s. as we continue the next two, three hours, getting into the peak of all of you heading out and enjoying the great weather tonight, we'll find most areas will remain in the 60s with mostly clear or mostly spooky forecast. i don't know how that made that in there. let's look at our warming winds. they are starting to move in here across the bay area from the north and down to the south. it's a dry northwesterly wind from 10 to 15 miles per hour. that is going to warm things up, also increase our fire danger for tonight. a clear and cold forecast. really just little in the way of cloud cover here across the bay
area. high pressure off shore will really help to warm things up as we head throughout tomorrow's forecast. ahead, we are talking about rain. it looks like we'll see the system line up offshore as we head through about wednesday evening. we'll have a time line of that coming up in my seven-day forecast. so, if you're heading out in the next, you know, one to two hours t looks great tonight. i have to practice my mostly spooky forecast for you. >> very good we'll see you later. have you seen today's google doodle? it's a time lapse, take a look. it's a halloween tree using giant pumpkins and carving. the pumpkins are sliced and diced, as the sun goes down, a ghostly glow shows the name of google. the carvers are not professionals, they are part of the google doodle crew. >> so cute. still ahead at 6:00, taking the challenge. a serious lifestyle change for congresswoman jackie spear.
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it was rough day on wall street but it couldn't overshadow stellar gains for the month. this has been the best month for the dow since 2002. and the best month for the s&p 500 since 1987. it is going to be a short thanksgiving holiday for maworks at macies and target. black friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and those stores will open
doors four hours earlier. best buy hasn't said when it will open. la more than a year after one of the deadliest pipeline explosions in the country, and just a week after a pipe burst in bakersfield, pg&e is in the safety spotlight once again. was has the utility done to restore public trust and make tangible changes? >> vicki wynn sat down with the head of pg&e, and she joins us now with a preview of the interview and why the company says it isn't just lip service. >> yes, his name is nick, and he brings more than three decades of experience in the gas industry to pg&e. when the company separated its gas and electric business, it tapped him to overhaul the gas division. four months into the job he sat down with to us reveal his top priorities. he said pg&e is no longer in detail about its deficiencies
when it comes to recordkeeping, inspections and overall the safety culture. he said he took the job because he was promised he would be given resources to make changes. he admits that pg&e has a long way to go, saying it is certainly not in the top three companies nationwide when it comes to safety. he also tells us the company is automating its recording. it will also add remote shutoff lines. >> we are hydroical statically testing lines. we are doing in-line camera inspection, validating records, installing valves. it's specific, tangible things we're doing to make our systems safer. >> why wasn't this being done before. >> i really can't speak to the past.
i have come here with the mandate from our board of directors and chairman and ceo to do what's necessary to fix this gas business. >> these fix also come at a cost, though, 2.2 billion dollars. it's money pg&e plans to collect from rate payers at the cost of $2 a month for the next four years. our complete interview tonight at 11:00 plus reaction from consumer advocates who saying continues to operate in a vacuum without enough input from the community. >> looking forward to seeing that. thank you. still ahead at 6:00, new information about the death of steve jobs. tonight his sister reveals his last words. >> i'm kris sanchez, two conjoin the sisters will be sleeping in separate beds around this time tomorrow. we will talk about the complicated surgery and talk with their mother as well. and republican presidential candidate herman cain responds to allegations of sexual
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enforcement is under operation boo, keeping children safe from sex offenders. california already ordered sex offender parolees who have homs to stay home and turn out the lights. they can't hand out candy. this year thousands of transyet sex offenders will be targeted as part of operation boo. >> that makes it easier for us, still we have to be careful. >> reporter: authorities say there's been a sharp rise in the number of homeless paroled sex offenders since jessica's law went into effect five years ago. the law bans offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park. tonight those offenders must go to one a center until 10:00, an they can't go to a center, they must wear a gps.
>> it's nice to know the kids are safe, but rounding them up seems a little extreme. >> this operation is about making sure our children are safe and protected on a night that is and should be associated with celebration and joy. >> reporter: law enforcement is also asking parents to get involved and look on the megan's list when siebsite. >> we only have so many eyes so, y tonight is about awareness, education, empowerment in the community and we're all working together as one team to keep our family safe. >> reporter: the department of corrections says halloween is the perfect time to talk to your kids about safety, keeping away from strangers, speaking up if they see anything odd. you can logon to nbcbayarea.com. there you will find a link to a guide for parents on how to approach the subject with your kids, since it is a sensitive topic. live in san francisco, kimberly
tere, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. a moving account of steve jobs' final words is going viral on the internet. it was written by his biological sister whom he located when they were in their 20s. mona simpson is an honored novelist and described jobs' final hours in a you'll eulogy delivered earlier this month. simpson said jobs called her to his bedside in his palo alto home the day before he died. she describes how he slipped into a coma and labored for each breath in his final hours. but just before he lost consciousness, he looked at his children and his wife lorraine and said six words, oh wow, oh, wow, oh, wow. >> tomorrow, many will be holding their breaths as doctors work to separate a set of conjoined twins, bound at the
chest. kris sanchez shows us how the san jose family is preparing for a nine-hour life-changing surgery. >> angelina and angelica do a good job of being normal, rowdy 2-year-old girls. on the day before doctors separate them in a nine--hour surgery, their mother is far more nervous than they are. >> i think god has a plan. and it's a big challenge for us. but i'm praying. >> reporter: the kids live in san jose now but were born in the philippines where the mother didn't know until she was seven months pregnant that she was having twins. before that shock wore off, she found out her twins chest and bellies were fused together. >> at that time i feel the feelings that, you know -- i asked god why.
>> reporter: tomorrow dr. gary hartman will lead a group of 20 through the surgery. only one has been more complicated, the 2007 surgery of two sisters. like them, these cysters aresis attached at the abdomen and belly. angela is the talkative one, angelina is the more reserved one. as they play, their mother prayers their wish will come true. >> that they grow normally, go to school, finish their studies and get stable jobs, and they will -- and they will live normally and have a good future some day. >> our expectations is that we're going to have two, happy healthy girls as result of this. >> reporter: girls are who are as close as they want to be
instead of as close as they have to be. kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. the girl als will go into surgery at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. this week a local lawmaker is finding out what it is like to live on food stamps for five days. we caught up with jackie spear, shopping at a safe way store in millbrae. the long-time congresswoman will spend only $4.50 a day until friday which could cover all her food cost. she said she wants to experience for herself the way low-income americans leave. >> i was thinking how will i drink coffee? how can i drink coffee and stay within my budget? coffee is expensive. people who are in poverty are facing those kinds of questions every day, not to mention the real fundamental question of how do you get the protein you need in your life. how do you sustain yourself? >> spear and several other house
democrats are take the food stamp challenge to protest potential cuts to food assistance programs. republican presidential candidate herman cain says he is the victim of a witch hunt tonight after allegations of sexual harassment from years ago are resurfacing. >> herman cain continued to defend himself today against accusations that he sexually harassed two employees back in the 1990s when he was president of the national restaurant association. cain spoke to the media today saying he was falsely accused. he said a thorough investigation found the claims baseless, but nbc news confirmed that one of the women did receive a settlement. >> i am unaware of any sort of settleme settlement. i hope it wasn't for much because i didn't do anything. in all of my over 40 years of business experience, running businesses and corporations, i have never sexually harassed
anyone. >> the allegations about cain's personal misconduct come at a time when he's riding high in the polls. in the northeast, crews are making repairs after a massive snowstorm over the weekend that toppled power lines and snapped trees in half. the storm dumped 30 inches of heavy, wet snow and claimed the lives of nearly 20 people. at the height nearly 3 million people on the east coast were without power. tonight 1 million are still in the dark. today we are hearing from the frustrated jetblue pilot whose plane was stuck on the tarmac in hartford, connecticut for seven hours on saturday just feet away from the gate. >> we can't seem to get any help from our own company. i apologize for this, but is there any way you can get a tug and a toe bar out here to us and get us towed somewhere to a gate or something? i don't care. take us anywhere. >> jetblue could be fined as
much as 27 stush,500 per passen today the world celebrated the arrival of the 700 billionth baby, they believe the person was born today and celebrated the milestone with several ceremonies around the world, including the philippines. a u.n. representative was there for a cake for baby danica camaco, also in western russia, there was an official certificate for another baby. and cameras were there to celebrate nargas kumar in new delhi, india. it is estimated the world will reach 8 billion people by 2025. >> that's remarkable. the escalating pace of that. still ahead at 6:00, it's a story sparking nationwide outrage a couple who recently moved from monterey are arrested because of two sandwiches?
we'll explain what happened to their daughter. and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri, our sky camera network on this halloween evening showing fog-freeonci i ascousndy san francisco, and if you're getting ready to head out over 're next half hour, temperatures in the 60s, and a few low 70s in the east bay, however things will be cooling off for everyone. we'll tell you howold and let you know about s you know abouthowehors and fire danger coming up in the forecast. nd
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a california couple from monterey recently moved to hawaii, they're blasting pleasanton-based safeway for arresting them over a $5 sandwich. the arrest led to their daughter being taken by child protection services. it started when nicole lucinski was feeling faint while shopping at safeway. she decided to eat a sandwich. she claims when they checked out she failed to claim the
sandwich, when it was pointed out to her, she said she would pay for the sandwich, but the manager told her it was against the law to remove anything from the store. >> it is unbelievable they would take things so far, do things to a family when there was no malicious intent and no effort to conceal or steal from them. >> the girl was reunited with her parents the very next day, but lucinski says she should have never been taken away in the first place. as for safeway, the company will not comment because the case is under investigation. all right. jeff ranieri is here with us now with this halloween forecast, little ghosts and goblins are out there now. and it's nice. >> it's really nice. no matter what kind of costume you have on tonight, whether it's something with a lot of layers or not too much at all, we have clear and comfortable weather. that's coming up.
. okay. on this halloween, he's one place in the bay area where it's not all about being scary and frightening, it's about being adorable. every halloween the willow glen business district in san jose becomes the cutest stretch of pavement in the claim. the little trick-or-treaters go from store to store getting a head start on their halloween candy haul. their mom traditionally go all-out making sure the kids are dressed and accessorized to the max. ♪ spider-man >> spider-man is in full effect. members of all the local lions and rotary clubs get involved, volunteering to monitor traffic along the boulevard. it's a halloween tradition, and there year it was the royal
wedding for the "today" crew. ann curry stepped out of the car as kate middleton. she looked lovely. sister pipa middleton was played by natalie morales. and remember her? surprise appearance by meredith viei vieira. >> al was the funniest. >> al has red hair. >> when are we going to do this? one year we have to do this. jeff what would you be? >> i think we should dress up as each other. >> or do a swap. >> yeah. that would be interesting. let's look outside now on this halloween evening. clear skies in san francisco, also a little bit of orange right in the horizon. some of you heading out here down into the marina, pacific heights, maybe into soma, looking at clear skies, fog-free conditions, temperatures in the low 60s in san francisco.
otherwise it was warm out here, normally we have a rain storm moving in. 80s in livermore. 78 in san jose. 74 in oakland. 81 in santa rosa. those warm temperatures leading us with a mild start this halloween evening. 69 in san jose. temperatures in the 60s across the peninsula. if you are heading out, don't let that mild weather in the east bay fool you, we'll have 60s here throughout the duration of tonight. tomorrow, dry winds that will be increasing our fire danger, and also showers in my forecast ahead. fire danger for tuesday. red flag fire warning in effect through tuesday for the north and east bay hills. some very low humidities, winds 20 to 40 miles per hour. most of you won't feel much unless you are a thousand feet and above. so the hills to the north and the east bay. otherwise tonight it's clear out here. a few high clouds we saw moving
offshore, otherwise the rainfall remains well out here in the pacific. we are going to see this eventually move in here across the bay area. but it's going to take a couple days to get here with high pressure sitting just offshore, it's going to continue to drive these northerly wins and keep the system at bay for the next 72 hours. for tomorrow, we will see those windy conditions in the hills. also temperatures in the 70s and throughout wednesday we will see numbers beginning to drop. it looks dry for now for wednesday. we will not see the first bout of our chance of showers coming our way until we head into thursday morning at this point. so, again, not a large storm system, but it is going to drop temperatures dramatically. as for tonight, happy halloween to all of you out there. getting ready to head on out. we are looking at 60s here. not only at the coastline but inland, the peninsula and north bay. that's from about 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. tonight. okay. for tomorrow, we are expecting those highs to be in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees, down
here along the south bay, as we get to those numbers, you'll find 80 in gilroy. 80 in mountain view. that mix of 70s coming our way. from palo alto, san mateo, san francisco, 73. as we head inland, 80 in concord. 81 in the north bay. morning time at nbcbayarea.com, we will introduce the chance of showers thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. temperatures going to from the upper 70s to low 60s as we head to the upcoming weekend. it was a rude awakening this morning. i woke up, forgot it was halloween, went on the subway in san francisco and everyone was in costume. >> oh, yeah. >> you showed up like i did, in our hall wasn't orange. >> busted. >> only someone didn't have the halloween spirit. >> i was busted. >> those are orange socks.
>> i have orange socks. >> no, he doesn't. >> now the xfinity sports. >> scott reiss joins us now. >> he's not in orange. >> i'm dressed as you, raj. >> so it will be a boring sports forecast. there's something said about going out on top. the cardinals skipper announced his retirement three days after winning a dramatic world series. la russa won 2,728 regular season games, third on the all-time managerial list. >> went through the season, and i felt that, you know, this is -- i think this just feels like it's time to end it and i
think it's going to be great for the cardinals to refresh what's going on here with the field manager job. >> the 49ers are feel going about things after their fifth straight win yesterday. and frank gore a big reason for that. the running back went over 125 yards rushing and scored a touchdown for a fourth consecutive game. mindy mindi bach has more. >> reporter: it's one of many conversations the two have had. >> be happy for me, man. you know, me and roger, you know, came really close the last two years. you know, when i got injured, he called me a lot this off season, telling me what i had to do, and that i would be fine. it's big. especially a guy who did a great thing and lead this
organization. i respect him a whole lot. for him to call me and -- call me like he did this off-season, that's big for me. >> that's something that those men crawl out of the crib understanding and knowing how to do. it's an instinct that sets them apart from everybody else who is blessed with -- blessed with strength and speed and running able. >> gore is midway through his seventh season, and needs to average just 29 rushing yards a game for the remainder of the season to become the franchise's all-time leading rusher. a number, barring injury, that's well within his reach in santa clara, mindi bach, nbc bay area. the star running back on the other side of the bay not feeling so good. darren mcfadden has a sprained fo foot, did not play this weekend and is not a play to next next
weekend. >> reporter: for the raiders, the bye week meant buying time on off fence and buying players on defense. they signed lito shepherd on monday, on offense the receiving corps put in the time over the weekend to establish a rhythm with their new quarterback, carson palmer. >> i think it's going to be beneficial to us, especially, you know, certain things we have to work with, certain routes, different things that he wants to go through. just get a feel for how he will start this offense. >> i thought he looked really sharp today. he has a grasp now of what we're trying to accomplish. when i heard what those guys did in those two days, spending time together, it showed out here. >> i did ask if the players spent time away from the field with their new quarterback, and he told me that carson palmer did invite some of the receivers over for the monday night showdown between their afc rivals, the chargers and chiefs.
i'm kate longworth, nbc bay area. and it is reported that reggie bush and kim kardashian are a thing, it suggests maybe that's the reason for the split with kris humphries. if you rally for the 11:00 news, you can come back dressed as reggie and kim. >> two-month marriage? i don't know if we can do on that long together, right? we anchored longer than they've been married. >> that's hard-hitting sports coverage. thanks for the update. ravesge, watch srts net of bayt central tonight. >> we'll be right back.
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